Tagged The Verdict

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Jazz News (May 2020)

The Verdict Receives Crisis Grant Brighton’s The Verdict have received a crisis grant to help ensure its survival during the current coronavirus pandemic. The much-needed funds were confirmed in late April. Roxanne Checkley said, “I am immensely relieved and grateful, my thoughts are with the other 500+ venues that face potential closure in this crisis.”…

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Live Review: Quinn Oulton at New Generation Jazz

New Generation Jazz: Quinn Oulton The Verdict, Brighton Friday 29th November 2019   Multi-instrumentalist, singer, teacher and composer Quinn Oulton was the latest in a long line of young band leaders to showcase their talents during this year’s New Generation Jazz series at Brighton’s Verdict Jazz Club. Fresh from a successful gig at Kansas Smitty’s…

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Live Review: Carmen Souza at The Verdict

Carmen Souza The Verdict, Brighton Wednesday 13th November, 2019   Carmen Souza, a Portuguese vocalist of Cape Verdean heritage performed a spectacular tribute to Horace Silver (who shares a similar heritage) and performed a number of his tunes in the distinctive musical styles of Cape Verde, such as morna and funaná. This wasn’t, however, your typical Horace Silver…

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Jazz News (Nov. 2019)

Verdict November Programme Brighton’s Verdict jazz club has an extensive programme of music throughout November, with three or more gigs per week, including Benn Clatworthy, Miguel Gorodi, Laura Jurd, Alison Rayner, Carmen Souza, Calum Gourlay, Loz Speyer and Mark Cherrie amongst others. Owner Andy Lavender, who books the Fridays, said “Thanks to Roxanne it’s our…

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Live Review: Rosie Frater-Taylor at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Rosie Frater-Taylor The Verdict, Brighton Friday 27th September, 2019 It was ‘all change’ at the Verdict for this month’s gig in the New Generation Jazz series. Gone were the heady improvisations of the ‘Nu Jazz’ to be replaced by the wonderfully sublime vocals of the delightful Rosie Frater-Taylor. Catgorised by many as…

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Live Review: Arun Luthra at The Verdict

Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project The Verdict, Brighton Friday 23rd August, 2019 Konnakol, the South Indian vocal art of performing percussion syllables is something that has rarely been combined with jazz and Arun Luthra represents one of a small number of jazz musicians who have mastered the vocal and rhythmic complexity of this art form….

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Live Review: Outside Broadcast

Outside Broadcast The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 17th August, 2019 For a seemingly serene and quiet Saturday night typical of our country’s climate as it bids summer farewell, this was not the atmosphere being cooked in The Verdict Jazz Club which with open arms and exciting curiosity welcomed to the stage three-piece outfit Outside Broadcast. Consisting…

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Live Review: Brothers Testament at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Brothers Testament The Verdict Brighton Friday 30th August, 2019 Fresh from their recent appearance at Brainchild Festival plus high profile gigs at top London venues, The Vortex, Ronnie Scott’s and The Jazz Cafe, the high energy, groove based Brothers Testament brought their unique take on the “Nu Jazz” phenomenon to the Verdict…

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Jazz News (Sept. 2019)

2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards The full list of nominees for the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards have been announced with Brighton’s The Verdict jazz club nominated for Jazz Venue of the Year and Claire Martin OBE nominated for Jazz Vocalist of the Year. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 3rd December….

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Live Review: Bonsai at New Generation Jazz

New Generation Jazz: Bonsai The Verdict Brighton Friday 26th July, 2019 On another steamy Brighton night The Verdict Jazz Club welcomed the highly praised quintet Bonsai to The New Generation Jazz stage. Formed in 2014 and originally named Jam Experiment, this group of young musicians have been mentioned by many in the same breath as…